Our Inspections

The school had an Ofsted Inspection on 10/11 May 2016 and was taken out of Special Measures.

The Inspectors reported that while the school has work to do to make it solidly good, “the school is well placed to sustain its rate of progress”  and that the work “in pupils’ books demonstrates that the rate of progress is increasing as the quality of teaching improves”. 

The Headteacher has provided calm and determined leadership… her unerring focus on pupils’ well-being and academic success has brought about significant improvement across the school… with those teachers who have a thorough understanding of the subject they are teachingthey inspire and maintain pupils’ interest and attention”.

“The behaviour of pupils is good”… and parents felt their children were “safe in school”

"Leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures" - HMI inspection report 24/25 November 2015

"Current pupils continue to make at least expected progress" - HMI Inspection report 24/25 November 2015

"Pupils are keen to learn and in most cases engage in their learning with enthusiasm" - HMI Inspection report 24/25 November 2015

"Pupils get on well together, those from different backgrounds and with different belief's engaging respectfully" - HMI Inspection report 24/25 November 2015

"The distinctiveness and effectiveness of The Minster Junior School as a Church of England school are good" - SIAMS Inspection report 13 November 2015

"The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school is good" - SIAMS Inspection report 13 November 2015

"Collective worship and prayer are the heartbeat of the school, making this a place of compassion and harmony" - SIAMS Inspection report 13 November 2015

"Christian values... are visible in all aspects of work, inspiring relationships and building the school community" - SIAMS Inspection report 13 November 2015